Our team is made up of dynamic and engaged volunteers
who value youth empowerment, diversity and social connection.
Meet the staff
You can e-mail any of our staff members by writting their first name @saycamontreal.ca
Sonia is a project manager. She is passionate about meeting new people and learning. Sonia loves the diversity at Say Ça! and has been with us since the beginning. Did you know Sonia can read Arabic but cannot speak it?
Victoria is an international development professional with experience in research on forced migration. She has lived in many different countries and has firsthand experience with doing coursework in a new language, which is why she is excited about being part of Say Ça! Her hobbies include yoga, reading historical fiction, and playing basketball.
Leen is a doctor who is passionate about learning from people of all cultures. Bringing a sense of belonging to students who went through big changes in their lives brings Leen to Say Ça! Did you know that Leen loves to dance to any kind of music?
Marion is a speech therapist. She is passionate about working with autistic children. Marion is proud and loves the community we have built at Say Ça! since the beginning. Did you know Marion is afraid of cats, even the small cute ones?
Abdel is a PhD student in Neuroscience at McGill. He is passionate about about learning and encouraging people around him to do the same. He loves the diversity at Say Ça! and has been with us since 2016. Did you know Abdel has over 40 houseplants?
Benoît is an IT Consultant, Coach and Facilitator. He adores finding solutions to problems. Benoît loves positive environment at Say Ça! and has been with us since 2019. Did you know Benoît’s friends call him “Human Google”?
Florian is a QA tester. He loves following the latest technology innovations and space explorations. At Say Ça! since 2019, Florian loves the group cohesion between the team and with the students. Did you know Florian is a meme expert?
AG is an independent researcher and journalist with a passion for podcasts. AG loves the willingness to help at Say Ça! and has been with us since 2018. Did you know she watches cooking shows to reduce stress?
Mahsa is a director. She is passionate about gardening and nutrition. Having been with us since the beginning, Mahsa loves that Say Ça! is an inititative of talented youth who are engaged with our community. Did you know Mahsa is a foodie?
Muhammad is an ESL teacher, passionate about cake. Having been with us since 2019, he likes Say Ça!’s warm community that offers a diverse perspective to our communities. Did you know Muhammad is a very fast swimmer?
Kristen is an ESL teacher. She is passionate about protecting the environment. Kristen loves the welcoming and supportive atmosphere at Say Ça! Did you know Kristen has travelled to 24 different countries and holds a dual citizenship with Canada and Switzerland?
Meet the tutors
Antoine loves football. Plus, he’s one of the rare yet healthy ones who don’t drink coffee! What brings him at Say Ça! is the quality time he’s able to spend with students every week.
Catherine is a caring psychiatrist who, in her free time, loves to eat! Say Ça! has given her the privilege to meet resilient and inspiring youth. PS: Careful not to mistake Catherine for her twin sister, Suzie!
The human brain is one of the many things that Dina is passionate about. She has volunteered with Say Ça since its creation in 2016 and she loves how it’s growing into a bigger family.
Dylan is an aspiring doctor who loves to give back to his community. He loves Say Ça! for its caring people. Fun fact: he can get sunburns even when the sun is not out!
Emily is an avid reader who also loves music: she plays both piano and transverse flute! She is one of our new tutors who has already fallen in love with Say Ça!’s supportive community.
Gabriel is passionate about languages and travel which is why he loves getting to know Say Ça!’s students and their diverse cultures. Did you know that Gabriel can (almost perfectly) imitate the tyrannosaurus!?
LP loves to walk in nature parks: here he is, on the Himalaya! At Say Ça!, he likes to meet students from the world over. He sometimes even speaks Spanish with them!
Music is one of the many things Mariama is passionate about. At Say Ça!, she loves to meet dedicated volunteers and brilliant students full of potential. PS: Mariama describes herself as a Lord of the Rings nerd!
Mario is a law student who is passionate about helping others. He loves the friendly dynamic between Say Ça!’s students and volunteers. He even finds himself too energetic sometimes.
Maude loves the cheerfulness at Say Ça! She loves writing and…potatoes! She can cook anything from baked potatoes to fries to French gratin dauphinois. Aren’t you hungry yet?
Nour is passionate about health and physical activity. She’s involved with Say Ça! because its diversity gives everyone the opportunity to learn about new cultures.
Toli represents Montreal’s multiculturalism: he speaks four languages! English, French, Albanian and Spanish. He describes Say Ça! as a “huge family” with “great vibes”! Did you know that Toli has played soccer for over a decade?
You can find Tala eating anytime, anywhere. She loves to help and improve the lives of others, which is why she tutors at Say Ça!, where everyone’s hard work motivates and inspires her.